Contact Lenses in the Lab

Some laboratories permit the use of contact lenses as long as the appropriate protective eyewear is still being worn. There a...

Corrosive Gas Safety Tips

Gases that corrode the material or tissue they come in contact with are classified as corrosive. They can also be reactive an...
Preventing Chemical Spills

Preventing Chemical Spills

In 2008, three drops of spilled acid was all it took to send two graduate students to the hospital. Although they went to the...

Building for People

Indoor environmental quality considerations for laboratory construction.

Safe Use of Pyrophoric Materials

Pyrophoric materials are substances that ignite instantly upon exposure to oxygen. They can also be water-reactive, where hea...

Safe Sharps Handling

Two of the most common causes of needle sticks are re-capping needles and improper disposal of needles. All needle sticks, an...

Flood Prevention in the Lab

Floods in the laboratory must be avoided because they are costly and can cause serious damage, disruption, and personal injur...

If Only She Wore Her Lab Coat

In January 2009, a researcher died from injuries sustained in a laboratory fire. The researcher was attempting to draw tert-b...

It Pays To Protect

Pay me now, or pay me later has never rung more true than when it comes to workplace health and safety. The chain reaction of...